Like so many other quilters, I was tremendously inspired last spring when the American Folk Art Museum exhibited 650 red-and-white American quilts in the Park Avenue Armory, the largest-ever exhibition of quilts in New York City’s history http://www.folkartmuseum.org/infinitevariety. The quilts were on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose.
Those fortunate enough to attend the exhibition said it was breathtaking.
As a user of Electric Quilt Company’s EQ7 design software, I decided to design my own red-and-white quilt with all original blocks. This is the first completed block for my quilt, and I’m happy to share the pattern with other EQ7 users.
The block, which I’ve named Gemstone, is sewn in a variety of old and new fabrics. EQ7 users can click on this link http://www.americanquilter.com/publications/downloadable_files.php to open the PJ7 file, then save it on your computer with your other PJ7 files.
My block size is 12″ square, but you can resize your block in EQ if desired. There are several colorations of the block in the file. If you don’t have EQ software, you can download a .PDF file of the block by clicking this link http://www.americanquilter.com/publications/pattern_view.php?id=209 and enlarge it to any size you wish.
Submitted by Christine N. Brown, Editor-in-Chief, American Quilter magazine